July, 2018

Accuracy and Trust in Machine Learning

Eric D. Brown

A few weeks ago, I wrote about machine learning risks where I described four ‘buckets’ of risk that needed to be understood and mitigated when you have machine learning initiatives.

Seeking Magic Moments – Why It’s Time to Tune Up Your Digital Experience Stack

Forrester IT

The legendary R&B singer and songwriter Ben E. King got it so right in the Drifters 1960 recording of “This Magic Moment.” The song is timeless because it tells a classic tale of a first kiss. And also captures a moment in time in words and song that reminds us of the power of storytelling, […].

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6 must-have skills of modern web application developers

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Web application development is quickly becoming more complex. It requires an ever-increasing, and ever-evolving skill-set. What skills must modern web application developers now possess? We explore the top 6 in this article.

3 surprise cloud trends for 2019—you heard them here first

David Linthicum

The predictions about 2019 and 2020 cloud computing are starting to come out, and I don’t see anything that isn’t already obvious. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Smart Cities Cybersecurity Challenge

CTOvision

Smart Cities will become a full-scale cyber war battleground unless Congress mandates cybersecurity. The biggest danger in Smart Cities is the assumption that IoT sensors communicating over a 5G fabric to Machine Learning and Blockchain systems will be safe from cyberattacks. To the contrary Smart Cities suffer from all the cyber vulnerabilities we have today [.]. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Cyber War Government Cyberwar smart city

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Digital Maturity or Digital Transformation?

Eric D. Brown

Everyone’s working on digital transformation projects. Much like ‘big data’ or ‘machine learning’, digital transformation is a phrase that you hear every day across just about every organization.

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Making Journey Maps Useful: CX Measurement Edition

Forrester IT

Of course you should use journey maps to define CX metrics — it’s the only way to define outside-in CX metrics that: Capture important pain or peak points. Measure the right CX drivers. Align operational metrics with customers’ expectations (e.g., how you measure delivery times).

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Who Will Buy your Emerging Software Company?

The Investing Edge

As entrepreneurs who have been through the fund raising process know, this question is one they should be prepared for when speaking with potential venture investors.

How to get real value from big data in the cloud

David Linthicum

According to a recent report from IDC, “worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50 percent over the five-year forecast period.” Anyone in enterprise IT already knows that big data is a big deal.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Strategies for Securing Nonprofit Networks

Doctor Chaos

Nonprofits often think about how to attract more volunteers or achieve a greater reach with their fundraising initiatives. However, getting targeted by cybercriminals is a possibility that may not come up for discussion.

Could Budget Sweeps Fix Your Cybersecurity Problem?

Cloud Musings

A recent roundtable discussion in Washington, DC with Federal IT and Cyber leaders focused on the business drivers, challenges and evolving strategies around cybersecurity in government.

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Blockchain in Plain English

CTOvision

We hear a lot about Blockchain these days, but how many people know what it's really about? In an attempt to make this definition as simple as possible, blockchain automates trust. It’s a software architecture that allows non-trusting parties to record transactions without requiring a trusted governing authority. In other words, it does away with [.]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

Five Myths Of Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

Since I first wrote about digital transformation back at the end of 2012, the term has become wildly overhyped.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

CIOs Need To Know: Will AI Be A Good Or A Bad Thing For Their Company?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Sure AI is powerful, but can it be too powerful? Image Credit: A Health Blog. As the person with the CIO job, it is our responsibility to stay on top of all of the new technology that is out there because we understand the importance of information technology.

Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud

David Linthicum

Two leading analysts’ reports , from Intersect360 Research and Hyperion Research, show the high-performance computing market has reached an inflection point. The cloud segment includes Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Google. Intersect360 says high-performance cloud spending by high-performance computing customers grew by 44 percent from 2016 to 2017, to about $1.1

AI and Machine Learning for the Masses

Doctor Chaos

On this episode of the Dr. Chaos podcast, we have an expert presenting how AI and Machine learning work. The difference here is this presentation is for the masses, for the IT guy, for the network engineer, and for the C-Level executives. You don’t need to be a data scientist today.

Cloud Migration Best Practice: Classifying Your Data

Cloud Musings

In my first post of this series, “CloudMigration Part One: An Overview,” I provided a high-level summary of how enterprises should migrate applications to the cloud.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

Datatribe: a new kind of startup studio

CTOvision

Datatribe is unique. It seems like a VC firm, it makes investments. But it is run more like a company focused on building businesses. It also seems like a startup accelerator/incubator, providing leadership advice, space and assistance to startups that it invests in. But it is far more than that.

Advanced Digital Businesses Are Winning With Tech-Driven Business Innovation

Forrester IT

Those that don’t keep up with the rapidly changing pace of technology will cease to be competitive and get left behind. The most advanced enterprises have common threads.

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What is Data Governance? Data practices that address risk and drive opportunities

Social, Agile and Transformation

I don't like the term 'data governance'. People - and especially leaders don't know what it means and often put up mental walls whenever they hear the word 'governance'. Governance is bureaucratic. It slows organizations down and creates tension. Why would anyone want to back a governance initiative especially one tied to data? But anyone leading data efforts knows data governance is a long. big data cio data management data scientist security

Be smart about edge computing and cloud computing

David Linthicum

I hear it every day now: “We’re moving beyond cloud computing to edge computing.” Pretty hypey, and not at all logical. Edge computing is a handy trick. It’s the ability to place processing and data retention at a system that’s closer to the target system it’s collecting data for as well as to provide autonomous processing. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Also: InfoWorld’s David Linthicum explains what exactly is edge computing. ].

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Tips on Cybersecurity : How to Protect your Computer

Doctor Chaos

Computers enable us to access millions of information on our fingertips and while it is a useful tool for communication and gathering data, it can be a double-edged sword.

Skills Gulf Is Cloud’s Biggest Peril

Cloud Musings

Ian Moyse , Cloud Industry Thought Leader & Cloud Sales Director at Natterbox Cloud is undoubtedly the driver of the new tech economy.

Atlassian: The tools every developer team wants badly

CTOvision

Atlassian is focused like a laser beam on unleashing the potential of every team. Their collaboration software helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work.

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Real-Time Customer Experience

Forrester IT

When I first saw buttons at Heathrow that let travelers give instant feedback on how they were feeling, I laughed. Measuring and refining customer experience is about long-term strategy, not raw takes on what’s happening now. I was wrong.

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Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.